Emma Van Horne
As a therapist and fellow “in-progress” human, Emma believes that we are all constantly growing and changing through many seasons. Some seasons can feel like they last a lifetime, but no matter how difficult the season or how long it sticks around, she believes no one is without hope. Emma strives to instill that hope and confidence in you and create a space where you feel comfortable navigating tough questions, big emotions, and difficult situations. Her approach therapy from Biosocial Systems and Cognitive Behavioral perspectives is where she seeks to guide you through exploration of the ways your unique biology, life experiences, social systems and thinking styles impact your whole person. She considers it an honor to work collaboratively through this exploration with you to help you cultivate the sense of freedom from shame, wellness, and peace that you are worthy of in each life season.
Emma received a Bachelor of Social Work from UNC Wilmington and worked in the human services field with children and families for several years before receiving a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She specializes in working with children and adolescents (both individually and with their caregivers), and young adults ages 4-mid 20’s. Clinical interests include trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other learning difficulties, suicide ideation, borderline personality, emotional/behavioral regulation, spirituality, life planning, and adjustment difficulties.
In therapy, Emma utilizes several modalities which include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness. She can integrate faith in therapy by request of the client. Emma is a firm believer that therapy can be fun! She loves using a lot of interactive, hands-on activities to learn and practice skills together.
When not in the office you can find Emma walking her dog Benji, listening to a favorite song of the week on repeat!